Delegate Testimonials

I love the e-Crime Private Meeting Series because they're to the point, a focused topic for discussion with like-minded individuals from across industry sectors.  I cannot deny the private venue and dining adds to the occasion but it is much more than that.  I always come away with further knowledge and understanding of the topic at hand and a few more industry contacts which is no bad thing!

Global Information Security Manager, Withers Worldwide

Once again, many thanks for the invite and opportunity. I’ll be delighted to attend the next event.

CISO, Carrefour

It was an excellent meeting, great facilitator from [sponsor], great discussion of issues with cloud adoption, data ownership etc.  Great venue too.  Personally my company has a very specific use case related to one of the products that [sponsor] are bringing to market, so I was able to discuss that and start the dialogue with their guys.

Head of Information Security & Audit, Paragon Customer Communications

It was excellent. Like minded attendees sharing valuable information confidentially. Well organised!

Director - Global Security, American Express

Merci à vous pour cet échange riche avec des pairs.

Thank you very much for this rich exchange with peers.

RSSI, EDF - Division Production Nucléaire

The event was very engaging, providing an excellent forum to hear the thoughts and musings of leaders throughout cyber security and from multiple verticals.  This type of engagement is excellent to support my decision making process, particularly in terms of road maps.  It is also reassuring to hear the same issues being discussed by other organisations.... affirming that we are not alone in the great cyber space!

Global Head of Cyber Operations, Anglo American

The most enjoyable and informative get together of likeminded security professionals that I have been to in years.

CISO, Irwin Mitchell

I had an amazing time discussing and sharing knowledge about Threat Hunting and other cyber security areas. The audience was from multiple backgrounds within the Information Security space and this brought different views on the subjects. 

The sponsors shared a lot of useful information which will definitely help me personally when building the future strategies around Cyber Operations.

Thank you very much for the invitation and I am looking forward to the next events!

UK CISO Cyber Operations Lead, Aviva

It was a great meetup with my fellow Information Security colleagues across the Netherlands from leading technology companies and financial institutions. Thanks to Ashley Webb Brown for arranging such a great e-Crime private networking lunch.

CISO, Kyocera Document Solutions

This was a great event, great venue and perfectly pitched.  It was great to meet likeminded security professionals and really enjoyed the informed debate!  Will definitely attend another.

Senior Cyber Investigator, Barclays

Ce fût un réelle plaisir de vous revoir et de pouvoir participer à tous ces échanges riches en expériences et j’espère avoir la chance d’être convié à participer aux prochains.

It has been a real pleasure to see you again and to be able to participate in this debate, as well as to share and hear experiences from my peers. I hope to be lucky enough to be invited to future sessions.

CISO & DPO, GIE Commutitres

Having previously attended in London, it is great to see the e-Crime series bringing their lunchtime roundtable format to the great tech city of Manchester.

The partners and delegate peers that have joined the lively discussions have been fabulous and I really hope that this format can support the security operations community outside the M25.

CISO, Barbican Insurance

Wonderful opportunity to share and discuss ideas with peers in cyber security in a historic, intimate location. Great to have events like this in Manchester. More please.

Data Protection Officer, Fieldfisher LLP

The contents and the topics were very good, apt and to the point, and a new way of addressing and delivering the details including some live scenarios and incidents you shared with us.

I hope I will be able to join and work with you in future and deliver with you such great presentations.

Head of IS & T, RAK Investment Authority

The event covered a high level overview of the subject, it was presented in a way that all attendees could understand and relate to the gaps that the vendor are addressing. This event also allowed me to understand the pains and gains that other organisations are going through, as the network piece is valuable time spent.

Head of Cyber Operations, Investment management business

Having attended the Cyber Threat to the UK Legal Sector roundtable discussion, this served as a very productive and informative event. 

It gave an excellent opportunity to share experiences, challenges and approaches to best practice in an informal yet simultaneously effective manner and forum.  The atmosphere was one of open dialogue, very much in the spirit of collaboration around shared objectives and strategy. 

I would therefore recommend participation at these sector-oriented events, whereby like-minded individuals can benefit from sharing views and work towards common goals.

Head of Supply Chain Information Risk, Pinsent Masons LLP

It was a great lunch. Thanks a lot for your organization again. Looking forward to our next meet [...] A great day here in Amsterdam.

Group Information Security Officer, Parkmobile

One of the best lunch discussions yet. Well done AKJ.

Group Security Director, Shop Direct

Thank you for the invitation for this event, which I found to be very informative, and interesting. Also would like to add that I was particularly pleased that the [sponsor] team were both engaging regarding questions raised by ourselves, as well as displaying a very deep understanding of their field of expertise (always nice to see).

Look forward to future events.

Senior Technology Risk Manager, Credit Suisse

As ever, attending an e-Crime Private Meeting Round Table event is a pleasure and I appreciate the invitation. These forums are a great way to meet with peers to share concerns, experiences and challenges relating to both specific cyber areas of interest and also the wider Infosec world. In addition, there is the opportunity to discuss a product with the host in an informal but intimate, non-sales, environment which is especially useful. It is fantastic that these are held in Manchester as well as London, as this makes the forum more accessible to us “Northeners” !

IT Security, Risk & Assurance Manager, Bupa Global

I would like to thank you for the well organised dinner as well. We have had very good conversation and networking with our colleagues.

Global IT Security Manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Many thanks for the invitation to yesterday’s event. A very interesting discussion.

Global Digital CISO, Aviva

I highly appreciated the knowledge and insights of both the sponsor and the peers that attended. This has provided new ideas on how I might tackle the challenges we have, and I am having follow-up meetings, which will prove very useful in my change strategy.

Global Head of Access Management, Financial services organisation

The event for me was a first and the sponsor provided some real clarity around the PCI landscape that Comic Relief will use to help future proof its approach to PCI going forward.

Head of Technology Partner Development, Comic Relief

Je vous remercie une nouvelle fois pour votre accueil, cette fois encore pour la qualité et la pertinence des interlocuteurs que vous parvenez avec brio à asseoir autour d’une table pour un moment fort agréable.

Le déjeuner de ce jour a été particulièrement détendu et empreint d’une franchise transparente qui, je pense, a été appréciée mutuellement.


Thank you for your warm welcome, this time again for the quality and relevance of the interlocutors that you managed brilliantly to sit around a table for a very pleasant time.

Today's luncheon was particularly relaxed and impressively transparent, which I think was appreciated by everyone.

Applications Security Officer, Saint-Gobain

I really enjoyed it – got me thinking!

It was interesting to discuss the topics from lots of different angles with a wide range of people involved.

Senior Product Manager, Identity & Access Management, BBC

Good event, really enjoyed the interaction. Thanks for the invite.

VP - Technology, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Thank you very much for an engaging event. There was a lot of constructive feedback overall on several topics of interest, Board Room discussions, Cyber Incidents, Incident Management and a great overview of what [sponsor] is doing within the Cyber Space. Thanks again to yourselves and the team and looking forward to more events.

Global IS Manager, Atlantis the Palm

I found it very useful and it was fascinating to hear the thoughts and stories of how others cope with the day to day struggles of cyber-crime. I thought the talk was led very well and I would definitely consider future events.

IT Manager, Pannone Corporate

Great opportunity to network with colleagues from across all industries and discuss the mutual challenges and concerns that we are facing on a day-to-day basis.

Data Privacy & Information Security Awareness & Training Manager, John Lewis Partnership

Ha sido un evento muy agradable, y de interés conceptual el foco puesto en cuestiones de cifrado y gestión de claves presentado por [sponsor].

It was a very enjoyable event, and the presentation by [sponsor] focusing on issues of encryption and key management was conceptually interesting.

Advanced Cyber Defence Manager, Banco Sabadell

It was a great event and hosted at a brilliant venue. I enjoyed the conversation and flow of the lunch. The vendor was very engaging and a great facilitator to the flow of diverse discussion. I look forward to attending many more.

Global CSIRT & Threat Intelligence Lead, Dentsu Aegis Network

I found the meeting very interesting from a couple of points of view. [...] The venue was lovely and I enjoyed the event, thanks for inviting me.

IT Security Manager, Simmons & Simmons

Ce fût intéressant et avec plaisir. Merci pour l'invitation. Je viendrais si possible aux prochains évènements.

It was a very interesting and useful event – the pleasure was mine to be able to attend. I’ll be happy to participate again.

IT Project Manager, BNP Paribas

Thank you so much for inviting me. It was an afternoon of insightful conversation that brought a wide range of experts into one room to have open discussions about subjects that they are both passionate about and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of.

The mix of people around the table made conversation easy and free flowing with no underlying pressure, this was a true collaboration of likeminded people with a true and unbridled passion for the subject under discussion.

Senior Threat Manager, Quilter

It was a wonderful event, very well organized. It would be my pleasure to attend your future programs as well.

Group IT Manager, Safeer Group

Thanks very much to you, Ben and the team for arranging my attendance. I had a really productive time and it was great to talk to the [sponsor] team and others there.

Senior Consultant - Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Thanks for the invite to yesterday’s meeting, there were some very relevant and thought provoking conversations.

Associate Director - Group Fraud Risk Officer

I found it a useful and informative session. The great thing about the e-Crime Private Meeting Series is that it gives you the chance to learn and share with peers operating outside of your tower and who are approaching similar problems with different mindsets.

European Business & Information Security Specialist, Canon

Many thanks for the session yesterday – the insights from the team at [sponsor] were fascinating, as was the discussion surrounding it. The questions posed by those present were thought-provoking and certainly sparked a healthy variety of answers.

We found the event invaluable both as a networking opportunity, as well as a fantastic learning experience - the knowledge and experience shared during the discussions from all who attended was particularly useful.

Information Security, Global Processing Services

I thought it was an excellent event and better than the big security shows which I hate. I think it's nice that we can share our issues and experiences in a relaxed environment with our peers.

IT Security Officer, Taylor Wessing

Many thanks for the lunch – great insights!

Senior ICT Director, Seddiqi Holding

Yesterday's lunch was very informative and the talks were very enlightening. As ever the discussions were useful and the setting as good as I remembered.

Senior Manager Cyber Security, PwC

Muchas gracias por la invitación. Ha sido un evento realmente interesante, tanto por el organizador y las soluciones propuestas como por el Networking con compañeros de otras empresas.

Thank you very much for the invitation. It was a really interesting event, both in terms of the sponsor and their proposed solution, and for the networking with colleagues from different companies.

Cybersecurity Analyst, Iberdrola

Thank you very much for the invite, the day and the excellent company. Some very interesting conversations.

Security Architect, Travelex

I would like to thank you for inviting me to the round table. I found it very interesting. I have been researching about cyber-security courses since to enhance my skills and as a potential career development. Very positive outcome.

IT Manager, British Red Cross Society

Thanks for the event and opportunity to meet [sponsor] - they are very useful.

Enterprise Technology Architect, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group

I really appreciated the invitation and thought the quality of the presentations and discussion was high.  It was also good to meet some of the other attendees.  I learned quite a bit during the event – so thanks again.

British Embassy Dubai

Great events which seek to bring together security experts and practitioners across a number of sectors and different experiences in an environment which encourages a frank open discussion about shared challenges and more importantly shared best practice and effective solutions.

Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming

Sponsor Testimonials

I’ve enjoyed working with AKJ.  The team seems to consistently pull relevant people together, which is the foundation of a good roundtable. The second part is effective moderation.  Getting a group of strangers to start talking does take real intent from the moderators and your team has consistently delivered that.  It makes my job much easier. I look forward to the next one.

Chief Evangelist, Illumio

On behalf of the Agari team, just wanted to say thank you for yesterday’s luncheon. The delegates you brought together were very interesting, with lots of pains and stories to share. We hope that the overall discussion gave each one something to remember and think about. We at Agari found it so useful to contribute to the discussion.

Director of Marketing EMEA, Agari

Thank you for laying on such a great attendance at Wednesday’s roundtable. Exceptional! Do pass on my thanks to the entire AKJ Assoc. team for their great work on this project.

Sr. Regional Marketing Manager, Forcepoint

I had really good feedback, kudos to your team for putting those quality people in the room. That has really helped kicking off the year!

Marketing Manager, Thales

I thought it went well, with [sponsor representative and the AKJ moderator] making a great double act as you mentioned. Certainly will keep you posted and hopefully have more of these in our plan for next year.

Director of Marketing EMEA, Cloud native security company

Thank you, guys, that was a nice session! I really appreciated the fact that every attendee was participating (which is quite a change compared to my usual roundtables). Again, thank you.

CISO EMEA, Cloud security company

Très belle session Table Ronde avec un groupe actif et ouvert à la conversation sur le sujet du Zéro Trust et des comptes à Privilèges. Organisation “aux petits oignons” grâce à AKJ Associates.

A very pleasant round-table session with an active and open group on the subject of Zero Trust and privileged accounts. Impeccably organised thanks to AKJ Associates.

EMEA Sales Development Team Lead, Centrify

I thought the event was good, [AKJ moderator] did a great job in moderating the event.

International Marketing Director, IoT security company

Thanks a lot Ashley, this was a very good event.

Senior Regional Marketing Manager Southern Europe, Endpoint security company

AKJ has been a valuable partner for us for a few years now, enabling us to build relationships and engage with the CISO community in a number of key territories across Europe. The events they hold are a great vehicle for discussing the latest challenges and opportunities in the security sector, and our work with them has delivered way beyond expectations.

Senior Director of Marketing, Carbon Black

AKJ Associates are masters at bringing together the right people, at the right place and the right time in an event that enables us to make the right connections.


e-Crime remains a critical event for security professionals. Year after year, AKJ have managed to stay on top of market trends and deliver on the demand for topical expertise from its attendees and we are delighted to be part of the e-Crime series.

VP, Products, Proofpoint

The meetings this week were really good – good titles, good conversation and we already have a meeting with (company name redacted) after Tuesday, so a good start.

Marketing Director, Illumio